hyperMILL® 2012 CAM system –
state-of-the-art and forward-looking
Develop the new and optimise the old.
Companies face the challenge of improving every day. The forward-looking CAM systems also have to meet this requirement. But how? By developing the new and optimising the old. The objective: Simplify complex tasks and gain better machining results.
With new functions for familiar strategies, hyperMILL® 2012 steps in to further optimise manufacturing processes in order to realise untapped potential in production and make processes more efficient. Specifically, this means reducing programming and manufacturing times more than ever before and constantly improving surface quality.
Adaptive pocket: Optimised pocket machining
It depends on the size relationship between the tool and pocket whether rectangular pockets can be cleared more effectively with spiral or contour-parallel machining. There is control of feedrates for the opening cut and corner moves, and the optimised clearing moves are characterised by a constant contact angle and generally take place in long, straight paths.
Job linking: Minimised rapid and redundant movements
The job linking function can now also be used for 2D machining to minimise fast travel and redundant movements. All machining based on the same tool can be combined into a single job step – even contour milling and drilling strategies. If the job steps include transformations, these will be expanded into individual NC blocks and then checked for collisions.
3D ISO machining: Tapered tools
For 3D ISO machining, it is now possible to use tapered tools for the first time. The entire tool is checked for collisions against the model to ensure high process reliability. The greater stability of tapered tools means that tool vibrations are reduced, tool life is increased, and surface quality is improved.
3D roughing: Intermediate steps
hyperMILL® 2012 extends 3D roughing to include the intermediate steps familiar from hyperMAXX®. This allows flat transitions and inclined walls to be machined more easily. Intermediate steps start with a large axial infeed and remove the material in steps from the bottom up. This eliminates redundant movements and enables machining that is optimised for both paths and for machining times.
5axis multi-blade package: Pocket split function
The extended pocket split function means that it is now possible to mill the left or right pocket between the splitter and the main blade during impeller-blisk roughing and impeller-blisk floor machining. This way, the largest possible tool can be used at any time, thus reducing the machining time.
Turning: Inclined grooving, cranked recessing tools
hyperMILL® 2012 provides a new option: inclined grooving is now possible during turning. It is also possible to use cranked recessing tools in this cycle, which is why the tool database was expanded to include this type of tool.
NCSIMUL: Extended simulation
hyperMILL® 2012 offers direct integration of NCSIMUL, the well-known machine simulation for testing, optimising and executing NC programs. NCSIMUL also displays the functions of the hyperMILL® millTURN module.